1 February 2012


 I was fortunate to be a participant in  Joanna's of  VINTAGE DRAGONFLY  Be My Valentine Swap.  The assignment was to alter a small 32 count matchbox and fill it with 3 mini ATCs.   I have focused on the vintage Rosen Co Lollipop Valentine cards this year for my projects and here too.

I only had a few days at home in January, so another picture taken with my cell phone on the counter of the postal outlet.  I do need to allow myself a bit more time for a better package and wrap treatment but still had a lovely thank you from my swap partner Karen H.  I will post what I received from her when I get home to receive it :)

I think the paperline I have used is by Making Memories from several years ago, the kraft background and muted oldish looking colours are perfect with the Rosen Co images.

I wrapped the outer box, inked the edges and corners with the new holiday red from Tim, added some tiny red braid from Belgrade, two I Am Roses roses inked again with the red, a MS Valentine Bird punch inked with Tea Dye then covered with Glossy Accents and hightlighted with a red coloured mini rhinestone.  Finally I then trimmed all the edges and corners .with my favourite Platinum Stickles.

The inside of the box was trimmed with another pattern from the same paperline.  I ran a bead of Glossy Accents along the creases using that to adhere some MS mini hearts glitter.  The keys are from another MS punch and I put those in loose.

The mini ATCs are three of the Rosen Co Lollipop Valentine cards printed out "contact" size, adhered to black cardstock, topped of with another MS Valentine Bird punch which I covered with Glossy Accents and added a mini red rhinestone to at the heart and then trimmed all the edges again with Platinum Stickles.

To see more examples check out The Vintage Dragonfly.


  1. Oh, how festive Sandi! Love the theme with the bird at the top of each~ Happy February!

  2. Beautiful Sandi! Welcome to the group!

  3. Oh Sandi this is just gorgeous!!! Really beautiful and perfect Valentine's theme!

  4. These are gorgeous Sandi! How fortunate to in on that swap!

  5. Good morning, Sandi! You're up early :) Your matchboxes are GORGEOUS!


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